During his tour, he will visit Palestine, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. "Our discussions today will give great strength to India-Jordan bilateral relations", Modi tweeted after meeting the King. "This will be the first-ever Prime Ministerial visit to Palestine from India", PM Modi said in a statement about the visit that New Delhi has expressed as "historic". In 1996, India opened its Representative Office to the Palestine Authority in Gaza, which later was shifted to Ramallah in 2003.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah, senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani, Union Ministers including Rajnath Singh, Nitin Gadkari, Ananth Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad attended the meet.
The two leaders also addressed the plight of more than 680,000 Muslim Rohingya who have fled Myanmar since past year to Bangladesh after the Myanmar military cracked down in northern Rakhine State, amid witness reports of killings, looting and rape, in response to militant attacks on security forces.
"India has recognised the State of Palestine in 1988, and we can not forget the last Indian vote in favour of Palestine's rights in Jerusalem in the United Nations General Assembly, and all the political stands that India has taken to support the Palestinian rights in the worldwide arena", President Abbas said referring to India's vote at the UN. India had voted in the UN General Assembly in December previous year against US President Donald Trump's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. PM Modi's Palestine visit comes just weeks after he hosted Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu in Delhi and his home state, Gujarat. This is contrary to his three-day visit to Israel where he had several engagements.
The UAE is also the first partner of India's National Investment and Infrastructure Fund and has invested $1 billion as the anchor investor.
Modi will not enter Ramallah from Israel.